Thanks to RAI Cinema & Martinelli Film for the stills
Mike is director of photography in 5K and 8K son the film "My Story" based on the life story of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates. The film, directed by Ahmed Kamel was a world first to go through the Mobile Digital Lab.
Me supervising visual effects with my assistant Ashish Tyaghi for the Rose Movies production "Drona" in Rajasthan, Northern India.
Me grading colour and stereo 3d together in Genoa, as this technique offers the best results for 3d films. I made some tests for an important director, who exclamed when seeing the results of 20 different scenes "They look like Caravaggio paintings".
Mike is director of photography of the short film "Appasionata". The short won an Oscar as Best Foreign Film in the Long Island Festival Short Film Festival. It has also been shown in some 29 festivals around the world, including Shanghai.
Mike shooting a film about recruiting for the Swedish Air Force. The producer was
Patrick von Faber-Castel of "Travel to Romantis".
An example of saving construction costs by using virtual sets. This was for Florestano Vancini's "E' Ridendo l'uccise".
We didn't have the comfort of Motion Control or a hot head for moving the camera, but the genius chief grip Luigi Rocchietti using a Black and Decker drill and a large elastic band, made a makeshift "hot head" that governed the wheels of the old Arri style head to satisfy the director's desire to have camera movement on the scene.
This photograph shows me and Francesca Rotondo working on solving the problem with Luigi's help. We were looked on as being mad to start with...